What is Blogging, What is Blog and Who is Blogger

Who is a Blogger and What is Blogging? This is the first question every person asks who is new to Blogging World. This post is worth exploring for those people who are new to Blogging world and doesn’t know what it really means. Let me explain you what actually blogging is.

Actually Blogging is a very Creative thing to do. It’s totally different and awesome thing which makes you feel better. Many people do it as a Passion and many others do Blogging to make money from their blogs. Lets go In Details, Blogging is a Term Derived from word “Blog“.

Who is a Blogger and What is Blogging complete guide for beginners

What is a Blog?

A Blog is an abbreviated word used for term “Weblog“, This is a word used to describe different type of Websites and Portals which share information on specific topics or wider categories. It usually includes Features like Blog Posts, Videos, Comments, Links to other websites, Widgets, etc.

What is Blogging?

Each and every skill you need to run and manage a Blog is called blogging. Blogging includes Skills Like Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing, Writing, Editing and Publishing Posts, Designing and Maintaining the Design of your Website, etc.

You need to learn every skill to be a Blogger like You should be a good writer to write lot of Unique and Quality content for your website. You should be a good Search Engine Optimizer to Optimize your blog according to rules and regulations set by Search engines.

You Need to be a Social Media Marketer and Optimizer to influence your websites or blogs with social media Power which is very strong these days. It is true that you can hire Experts or freelancers for each job but you will need a lot of money for doing that, so rely on yourself and learn each and every skill slowly so that you could become a Good Blogger.

On what Topic Blogs are Made?

Blogs can be created on any topic in which you are expert. Let’s suppose you are expert in coffee-making you should start a Coffee blog. Or if you are expert in Search Engine Optimization you should start an SEO blog where you will share tips for better Search Engine Optimization to help people to do Better SEO of their websites or Blogs.

Blogs are often made on topics like Political News and Political Topics, Sports, Web design, Blogging Tips, Technology Gadgets, etc. I’ll recommend you to make a Blog on topic you are expert in.

Is Investment needed to Make a Blog?

Whenever you start a new Business you need to invest some money, Same case here that you need to invest money if you want to start a Blog for making money from it, But if you want to start a blog just for fun and enjoyment you can do it free by using WordPress.com or Blogger.com (I Will Explain this later).

Things Needed for a Blog:

You will need two things for making a Blog and these are:

  • Domain Name
  • Web Hosting

Domain Name:

Domain name is a name people use to reach your website or Blog just like www.Blogginggame.com is a Domain name and you reach Blogging game by entering that URL in your browser’s Web Address Bar.

You can register a Domain name by going to any Domain name registrar’s website and choosing a domain name and yes you if that name is already registered you have to choose another one.

After registering a Domain name you have to change its DNS settings according to your Web Host Server’s DNS setting, after DNS setting will take effect you will be able to work on your website.

Web Hosting:

What is Hosting

You need a Computer or you can say that server to store all of your website’s data so that people could see it. You will store your all data in some Web hosting company’s server.

There are many Popular and reliable Web Hosting companies But we recommend Ask For Host for your website because We found it most reliable company for website hosting services.

You have to Buy a Hosting account with good package from Ask For Host(Recommended) and Check out its Name servers and redirect your domain name to those Name-servers from Domain name Provider’s CPanel.

It takes almost 24-48 Hours for DNS settings to take effect and you will be able to install any CMS (we are going to explain this later) and Start working on your Blog.

What is CMS?

CMS Stands for Content Management System. Websites are made up of HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript and many other Web Programming languages.Typically working you have to code each and every web page which takes too long. CMS Helps you to create, Edit, Publish, and manage your all website’s web pages in very organized, Clean and easy way.

Content Management systems are themselves made up of different Programming languages like PHP, CSS, HTML, XML, Javascript, etc. There are many Content Management systems out there but We recommend WordPress (I am going to explain this later) Which is mostly used CMS in the world.

What is “WordPress”?

As I explained above CMS are themselves coded and developed using different programming languages. WordPress is a Content Management System which is based on PHP and MySQL. Moreover it is World’s most popular CMS for Blogging Platforms and Business Websites.

What are WordPress.com and Blogger.com?

WordPress.com:

WordPress.com is a free of cost Blogging service for people who want to Blog without spending single penny, it uses WordPress CMS for management. If you want to Start a Free blog you should Choose WordPress.com for that, Let me explain you further.

WordPress.com provides free subdomain to its users, Subdomain is something like this “www.Subdomain.wordpress.com”, In the place of subdomain you can choose any name you want if it is not already taken, For Example: if I want a free blog I will choose something like “www.DesiredName.Wordpress.com”.

You can make a number of Free Blogs with your wordpress.com account, you just have to sign up to wordpress.com for starting a free of cost blog.

If you want to host your your blog with WordPress.com with custom Domain name like “Yourname.com“, you can do that but you’ll have to pay little bit more than you will pay any other hosting provider and Domain name registrar.

Blogger.com:

Just like WordPress.com, Blogger.com is a Free of cost Blogging platform for people to who want to start a free blog. The main difference between Blogger.com and WordPress.com is that Blogger.com is Owned by Google itself and it is based on HTML, CSS, javascript and XML unlike WordPress.com which is Based on PHP and MySQL

You have to sign in to your Blogger.com account using Gmail or Google account and you can use it just like WordPress.com service. You can create up to 100 free blogs per account and yes you can also use custom domain name with blogger.com and the hosting and protection provided by Blogger.com will be free of cost.

Must Read: [Self Hosted] WordPress or Blogger? Which One is Best

Making Money with a Blog:

There are Thousands of ways to make money with a Blog, I am going to Present some of them here, I’ll explain others in my later post:

Contextual Advertising:

Contextual advertising is a way of advertising which is used to target ads to specific keywords. Going deeper, Actually these ads are picked up by an automated system after identifying the keywords on web page. Google Adsense and many others use this method of Advertising.

Direct Advertising:

You can also Sell your Blog’s space to Advertisers Directly, for doing this you should display a banner having “Advertise Here” text in it so that Advertiser should contact you and pay you to display his ad on your blog.

The Price of Advertising depends upon the Advertisement size, traffic and niche of your blog or website. Some people really earn too much using direct advertising like Problogger.

Text Links Advertising:

There are many other networks who allow to show their advertisements in Text Links, You just have to signup to those networks and Paste the snippet code to your blog’s HTML area.

These Link Ads work in the way that they are controlled by a system which recognizes the keywords in the text and places a link in that keyword, Whenever user hovers his cursor on that keyword that advertisement pops out and when ever user clicks it Publisher or Blogger gets Money.

There are many Text Link Advertising Companies, I have tested Text Link Ads and Infolinks But this way of advertising is not so much good.

Last Words:

Hope you got Answers of Each Question in your mind about What is Blogging, In case we have not Answered and Question about which you are curious, Feel free to ask In Comments section.

As we are working to Make this Blog a Better place for our readers, Keep visiting and Keep patience We will post each and every topic Which comes Within Blogging.

Comments

  1. Adewunmi says

    I need to know about domain name registration. also kindly teach me how to make legitimate income by blogging and other means online. Thanks

    • says

      I have Explained the process of getting the Domain name registered for your Blog above but for your Convenience, I am going to Explain in a Quick Comment.
      Registring a domain name is not a big issue you can get a domain name registered from any good Domain Name registrar, I personally recommend namecheap.com because they are really good at it and the interface they provide you for managing your Domain name is pretty Easy and Awesome. Godaddy is also a Domain name registrar but I am getting real Huge number of bad reviews from my friends and Blogging community about them, so go for namecheap.
      Your Second Question is that how can you make Legitimate Income by Blogging. Truly Speaking, Blogging is as hard to learn and implement as hard any other Field is, You have to learn a lot and its real Hard to make even your First penny from Blogging (Thats a bit Harsh Reality). So if you really want to make from Blogging, you must have an urge to learn and you can start making money in 6 months or a year. Blogging is a Long run race so you have to be patient for any kind of income from Blogging.
      Hope you got your Answer.

  2. NKEREUWEM ALFRED says

    Roshaan, thanks for your message. i am currently learning how to build a website with HTML. I ‘ll continue the training with CSS, PHP and JAVA SCRIPT.
    Please tell me how i can get resources that will guide me to blog and do proper blogging to earn a living. i am yet to own my website.
    Your response will give me the necessary information i need to start proper blogging.
    Thank you.

    • says

      I would suggest you to start WordPress development just after you become expert in web development languages.
      You can try different resources for information and updates about Blogging.
      If you want to step to Blogging field, you must try,problogger.net and quicksprout.com, they are Experts in Blogging and SEO, and yeah Keep visiting, we are going to make this Blog active in just few days

  3. ijaz khan afridi says

    Roshaan, I’m a student of computer science doing my B.sc but i’m having confusion in programming languages.I’m expert in HTML and CSS.What should i do to create my own website.kindly tell me step by step so that i could make my own website no matter how much time it does it take.

    • says

      I am not an Expert in Development field but If you are an Expert in CSS and HTML than go for Blogger Platform and I think you should learn Javascript too, and for further guidance visit Mybloggerlab.com, Its owned by a Good friend and it is one of the Top Blogger.com Tutorials Site and yeah visit Templateism.com for the Templates Developed by the same person who owns My Blogger Lab.

  4. Lola says

    Thank you so much for the awesome training, I am learning a lot. You touch on the surface for the question posted by “Adewunmi” but did not go into details about how you actually make money. From reading and listening to webinars, I think I have an idea, please confirm if I am correct. You make money when advertisers post their ads to my blog and the more clicks they get, the more money I receive, is that correct. Also I can approach some companies and ask them to post to my site as well, right? This, as you mentioned, can take up to 1 year before I start making money. Is the reason being, I will have to build my reputation before I am trusted with these ads? Please confirm if I an correct or respond with how it is actually done and please elaborate, for I am a novice at this.

    • says

      First of all, Sorry for a Late reply. Actually Making Money online is Quite a Big Game.I touched the surface because It needs a Complete big post for that.
      For the Question you Asked:
      1. You need to Build a an Authority Site, and By Authority Site I mean Good Quality Content(not copied one), Good Design and Better loading Speed.
      2. Yes, Advertising Networks like Google Adsense or Buysellads, etc Look for a Good Quality Sites. All of them have Totally Different Factors to Approve or Disapprove a site for their Program.
      3. How I make Money is by Affiliate Marketing, Selling other’s Products(I get better Earnings with that), Just Like the Hosting I use is Good for me(Always up) so I promote it as an Affiliate and they pay me commission per sale, I also Promote theme Company whose themes I use on my websites, they also pay me good.
      4. There are many kind of Online earning Models, like Affiliate Marketing(Selling others Products), CPA)Cost Per Acquisition), Contextual Advertising(Like Google Adsense), CPI(Cost per Impression, Like Buy Sell Ads), etc. You just Need to recognize that what would benefit you more and get started with it. But the Base is You should Must have a Quality Website.
      I Hope you got your Answer. :)

  5. says

    It is really helpful for the beginners like me.I have read content of many sites and find blogging game with simple and transparent way.Thanx for the required information.I hope i will get more information i desire to get…

  6. Rafiul Islam says

    A complete guide! Thank you dear in advance for sharing this informative article with us. I’ve been using WordPress since 2010 and running my all blogs on a WordPress platform. Your “what is WordPress” section is really pretty. WordPress is the best CMS all over the internet world and perfect for blogging. I really love WordPress. Main thing, WordPress is more SEO friendlier than others. Thank you again for this pretty informative article.

  7. Iordaah Serumun says

    Thanks Roshaan. i have been hearing of blog without knowing the idea but now i have a full understanding of it. Your approach of using simple grammar and attempts to answering questions has thrown greater light on this subject. Thanks again.

  8. Stainlex BB says

    can a layman start blogging with no knowlege in information technology or computer science?

  9. Vinncent chogo says

    Am very greatful for the information blogging,now how can i post my poems to a good blogg?

  10. Olawale. says

    Thanks for this post.
    I would like you to feed me further.
    What is the relationship between blog & social site like facebook, waptrick e.t.c.

  11. Vivek says

    Hi Hamid,
    First of all thanks for guiding to all the beginners like me. Your all the comments above are really full of information.
    I also need some guidance on it. Suppose I create a blog. With the use of various online advertising options, I become able to draw a sizable traffic. Now I want advertisers to use some allotted space in that blog. How can I contact/reach to them?
    If possible reply with some links attached as well….
    Thanks for support

    • says

      Getting advertisers is Surely is a big point to discuss, I’ll try to do a Post on it but initially you can try some Contextual advertising networks like Google Adsense or Tribal Fusion if you are having High Traffic, you can grab some Direct advertisers if your site is related to local niche. Here is a useful link if you need it: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/159412

  12. says

    Hmm it looks like your blog ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I had written and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your
    blog. I too am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to
    everything. Do you have any tips and hints for first-time blog writers?
    I’d certainly appreciate it.

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